In 1977, NASA launched twin probes into deepest space, each bearing a message for whatever intelligent life it might encounter there: a gold record embossed with the sounds of life on earth. The record included greetings in dozens of languages, recorded bird- and whale-song, and 60 minutes of human music from around the world—our planet’s greatest hits. The name of that mission was “Voyager”.
In 2022, star-/navel-gazer Honest John set out to continue that mission with a cosmic voyage of his own. Christening each new week with a mix of music worthy of otherworldly attention, this mission—also dubbed Voyager—recognizes no borders of nation or genre, instead blazing a path along the chill-to-ambient spectrum with a weekly mix of jazz, library music, folktronica, fourth world, chillout, found sound, and more. Expect occasional diversions into weird rock, freaky fusion, and lo-fi outsider territory. More than just a mixtape, Voyager aims to be a weekly vibrational alignment, helping listeners start their week off on the left foot.
In 2023, Honest John and his virtual copilot DJ Computer picked a cosmic hitchhiker—DJ Lou, who will, as of May ’23, take the captain’s chair for a few shows each month.
A full archive can be found on Mixcloud